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With all the discussions on internal power it can leave a person's head among floating clouds. I offer some good reading on the subject of internal power and Aikido. It can't be proven, but many argue there are element of Taoism in O'Sensei's philosophy relating to things as internal power.
Beautifully explained by Rev. Barrish we are given an insight to things internal and details of O'Sensei and Shinto.
I have read the article by WeiI sometime ago, and enjoyed it. And, it came to me highly recommended. Then recently, Rev. Barrish posted some excellent information in relation to internal power, that I highly recommend. I found the last statements in each text to be an unexpected surprise of similarity. I am hoping this will help in the understanding of those peeling the onion layers away of Aikido; to be helpful to others as it was for me.